Released, delivered … Novak Djokovic will have his visa to play the tournament in January

Deprived of the Australian Open then the US Open because not vaccinated against Covid-19, Novak Djokovic had a very mixed year, despite a 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. But 2023 seems to be looking good for the 35-year-old Serb. While he had been banned for three years from Australia after his expulsion in mondiovision in January, the former number 1 in the ATP rankings will be able to try to improve on his own record of nine titles won in Melbourne.

The Australian government has decided to grant a visa to the current 8th player in the world, national broadcaster ABC and other media reported. Djokovic will therefore be able to participate in the 2023 edition, which will take place from January 16 to 29. The Australian Department of Immigration and the Australian Tennis Federation have not commented on this information at this time.

The tournament director was pushing for his arrival

Ban for three years can be overturned at the discretion of the centre-left government by Prime Minister Anthony Albanesewhich succeeded the conservative coalition in power at the time of the expulsion of “Djoko”.

Last month, Australian Open director Craig Tiley said he had spent time with Djokovic and that the Serb wanted to play the first Grand Slam tournament of 2023.

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